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Food Sleuth Radio

Series produced by Dan Hemmelgarn

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Join Melinda Hemmelgarn, a registered dietitian and investigative nutritionist, for 28-minute, weekly interviews with national experts in food, health and agriculture. From physicians to film makers, writers, farmers, scientists and chefs, Food Sleuth Radio navigates our complicated food system. You’ll discover how farm and food policies impact our environment and public health, and learn the secrets to eating well. Provocative, practical and personal, Food Sleuth Radio helps us think beyond our plates to find “food truth.”
Award-winning Food Sleuth Radio ranks among the top national “green food radio shows.” If you care about what you eat, tune in!

Melinda Hemmelgarn is a registered dietitian, “investigative nutritionist,” award-winning writer and Food Sleuth Radio host. With 30 years’ experience in clinical, academic and public health nutrition, she’s a trusted consumer advocate, and an engaging and energizing national speaker.

For 20 years, Melinda wrote a weekly, trademarked Food Sleuth newspaper column for the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. She has published articles in the American Journal of Nursing, Today's Dietitian, Natural Awakenings, ACRES, Current Health, and Edible Communities magazines.

Prior to her freelance writing, speaking and radio career, Melinda developed and directed the Nutrition Communications Center at the University of Missouri. In 2004, she received a Food and Society Policy Fellowship which allowed her to connect the dots between food, health and agriculture. Today she uniquely applies critical thinking skills to media messages about food and farm policy to advance "food system literacy."

Melinda received her B.S. in Dietetics from Florida State University; her M.S. in Human Nutrition and Food Systems from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and completed a dietetic internship through Cornell University at the New York Hospital.
She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, National Association for Media Literacy Education, and the American Dietetic Association’s Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Practice Group.

Food Sleuth Radio has been produced by Dan Hemmelgarn at KOPN Studios in Columbia, MO since June, 2009. The “Mother Nature Network” ranked the show among the “top national green food radio shows” in 2009, and in 2011, Food Sleuth Radio won 1st place for radio interview from the National Federation of Press Women.

Contact: Dan Hemmelgarn: hemmelgarndan@gmail.com; 573-449-3720 Hide full description

Melinda Hemmelgarn is a registered dietitian, “investigative nutritionist,” award-winning writer and Food Sleuth Radio host. With 30 years’ experience in clinical, academic and public health nutrition, she’s a trusted consumer advocate, and an engaging and energizing national speaker. For 20 years, Melinda wrote a weekly, trademarked Food Sleuth newspaper column for the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. She has published articles in the American Journal of Nursing, Today's Dietitian, Natural Awakenings, ACRES, Current Health, and Edible Communities magazines. Prior to her freelance writing, speaking and radio career, Melinda developed and directed the Nutrition Communications Center at the University of Missouri. In 2004, she received a Food and Society Policy Fellowship which allowed... Show full description


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Childhood obesity continues to plague our nation, and parents want to know what they can do to feed their children well. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, ...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Internationally recognized eating disorder expert , Dr. Michael Levine, Ph.D., joins Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn. Levine discusses ...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Jill Nussinow, M.S., R.D., discusses her new cookbook, “The New Fast Food™: The Veggie Queen™ Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minut...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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What does the Homestead Act have to do with today’s food and agriculture system? Join Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, and her guest, Ro...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Why would an organic farmer run for Congress? Join Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn and her guest, Anthony Flaccavento, a former Food and...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Michele Simon, JD, MPH, public health lawyer, discusses her report: “Food Stamps, Follow the Money: Are Corporations Profiting From Hungry American...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Marion Nestle, Ph.D., is one of our nation’s leading nutrition experts and food policy gurus. Join Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, as ...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Do you wonder if genetically modified crops are safe to eat? What are their effects in the environment, and why have farmers bought into biotechnol...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Frustrated with the quality of your children’s school lunch? Want to know how to make positive change? Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, ...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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How might toxic elements in our air, water and food explain the recent staggering rise of autism spectrum disorders ? Join Food Sleuth Radio host, ...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2012
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More than 70 percent of processed foods in the supermarket contain genetically engineered (GE/ GMO) ingredients. If you want to know more about GMO...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Why is it so hard to find meat from small to mid-sized ranchers in your local grocery store? Food Sleuth Radio Host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews...

  • Added: May 28, 2012
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What has the USDA done for your community lately? Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Elanor Starmer, Coordinator of USDA’s” Kno...

  • Added: May 21, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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How does the Farm Bill influence the food on our plates? Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Ariane Lotti, Legislative Specialis...

  • Added: May 14, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews author, film maker and activist, Laurie David. David discusses her two most recent books: “...

  • Added: May 07, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Lindsey Lusher Shute, Director of the National Young Farmer Coalition. Know anyone who wants...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews legendary food activist, author and humanitarian, Frances Moore Lappé. Ms. Lappé discusses ...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Faith Boninger, Ph.D., National Education Policy Center, discusses the full cost of commercialization of public education and food and beverage mar...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews award winning filmmaker Jan Weber. Based in Brooklyn, but born in Wisconsin, Weber travels b...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
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Food Sleuth Radio host, Melinda Hemmelgarn, interviews Jim Riddle, University of Minnesota Organic Outreach Coordinator. Riddle has worked for ove...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2012
  • Length: 28:00